May 24, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival: Piece, Love, Twilight

We are excited to participate in the Blogger's Quilt Festival, hosted by Amy's Creative Side. The Blogger's Quilt Festival is an on-line tour of quilters in action. It is open to everyone with a blog and a love of quilting. If you'd like to participate, you can find more information here.

The quilt we are featuring for the Festival is Piece, Love, Twilight: A Quilt for Stepehnie Meyer. We created it as a tribute to her amazing series, the Twilight books.
We live scattered across the United States, Canada and even have a member in Australia. When we began work on this quilt we'd never met each other in person. We coordinated design and blocks on a thread at TwilightMOMS. We brainstormed ideas chose blocks that we thought best represented the books. Each of us signed up for blocks that interested us and when they were completed, they were to Elizabeth for assembly. When the top was complete, Elizabeth mailed the quilt to Vivian, who did a beautiful custom quilting job on it and then hand-delivered the quilt back to Elizabeth for binding and a label.

Elizabeth (l) and Vivian (r), July 8, 2009

When the quilt was finished, we entered it in the Springville Art Museum quilt show where it won Best Group Quilt with a $100 prize (which was donated to ALSF) and the Pacific International Quilt Festival.

Several of our group members came to visit the quilt while it was at the Springville Art Museum, but not everybody could meet on the same day.
(l to r) Wanda, Shannon, Elizabeth, Iris, August 2009

(l to r)Vivian, Shannon, Elizabeth, Iris, August 2009

This quilt was created by Twilight Quilters Coven members Cat, Elizabeth, Iris, Jerri Lynn, Joyce, Vivian and Wanda and former group members Jean and Shannon. We were even featured in the February/March 2010 issue of Quilter's Home Magazine. We sent the quilt to Stephenie Meyer in January of 2010 as thanks for the inspiration she gives to each of us.

Here are some close-up shots of the individual blocks (place cursor in the right hand corner to bring up play options to pause, stop, etc. the slideshow):

Block credits

Medallion Center:
Forbidden Fruit: pattern by Cat, piecing by Shannon
Broken Petals: pattern by Cat, piecing by Elizabeth
Eclipse Ribbon: design and piecing by Elizabeth
Breaking Dawn: design and piecing by Elizabeth

Quilt layout, assembly and binding: by Elizabeth
Book Quotes: machine embroidery by Jerri Lynn
Machine Quilting: by Vivian

Top Row:
Forks Trees: design and piecing by Wanda
Charlie: pattern by Jennifer Ofenstein, design and piecing by Jerri Lynn
Vampire Baseball: pattern by Elizabeth, piecing by Wanda
Bella's Truck: pattern by Cat, piecing by Joyce
"My" Jacob's Paw Print: pattern by Cat, piecing by Jean

Left Column:
Vegetarian Vampire Eyes: traditional jewel box pattern, piecing by Jean
Carlisle & Esme: pattern by Jennifer Ofenstein, layout and piecing by Iris
Emmett & Rosalie: pattern by Linda Hibbert, piecing by Shannon
Jasper & Alice: pattern by Jennifer Ofenstein, Jasper fabric by Iris, piecing by Shannon
The Meadow: pattern and piecing by Iris

Right Column:
The "Other" Jacob: pattern by Jennifer Ofenstein, piecing by Joyce
La Push First Beach: pattern by Cat, piecing by Jerri Lynn
Bella's Bracelet: pattern by Cat, piecing by Joyce
Edward's Crystal Heart: pattern and piecing by Iris
The Volturi: Clock Tower at Volterra: pattern and piecing by Iris

Bottom Row:
And So the Lion Fell In Love With the Lamb: Lion pattern by Linda Hibbert, Lamb pattern by Four Twin Sisters, piecing by Shannon
Bella & Edward's Wedding Dance: pattern by Liz Schwartz & Stephen Seifert, piecing by Shannon
Isle Esme: feather pattern by Jennifer Ofenstein, layout and piecing by Iris
Renesmee's Locket: design and piecing by Joyce
Bella & Edward's Stone Cottage: pattern and piecing by Shannon

Our group also created a New Moon quilt for the release of the movie. The quilt was auctioned off for $850, all of which was donated to ALSF.

We are currently working on an Eclipse donation quilt, the proceeds of which will also go to ALSF. Check back for more details as the quilt unfolds.


Trisha said...

So incredibly awesome! I just bought my ticket today for Eclipse and I can't wait to see it with my friends. Your quilt is so unique and creative. Congrats on the quilt show win and having it featured in a magazine. Very cool!

Angie Padilla said...

Sorry, I'm not a Twilight fan, so can't comment on that. But looking at the quilt in itself I find it terrific. All the individual input has come together nicely to make a wonderful quilt.

A Garden of Threads said...

What a wonderful quilt, made by far away friends. Thanks for sharing.

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful quilt work !

Jennifer Ofenstein said...

You already know I love this quilt, but it's wonderful to see it again!


Kristie said...

I, too, am both a Twilight and quilting blog is called, but I admit I also have OCD of the obsessive CULLEN variety! What a wonderful story of how you all worked together from a distance to bring this together, and what skill you all have! Well done!

Sandra said...

This quilt is even better in person -luckily I got to see it in Springville, congrats on the win. I had 2 small quilts there and my mom had the patriotic logcabin (viewers choice). It was a great show.
Come see my antique quilt entries

Army Wife Quilter said...

that is so cool. great job group. do you send pictures of the quilt to stephanie

Mariella said...

OMG this is absolutely awesome! Quilting and Twilight my 2 favs!!! :) great job!

Michelle said...

What a fun quilt! I bet you all had a great time planning and putting it together.